Taught course

Advanced Computer Science

University of Chester · Department of Computer Science

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Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have a 2:1 degree or above in a computer science related discipline. It is also required that any student wishing to enrol on this course must have gained at least 20 credits of programming modules at Level 5 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our course focuses on the Department of Computer Science’s strengths, providing a cutting-edge curriculum.

The field of computer science has produced some of the most significant advances in modern technology over the last three decades and radically transformed business and industry practices on a global scale.

There is a profound need for postgraduate-level practitioners in this discipline.

Why Study Advanced Computer Science with us?

Our course focuses on the Department of Computer Science’s strengths, providing a cutting-edge curriculum in medical graphics, data visualisation, cybersecurity, discrete optimisation and image processing, in addition to core computer science topics such as algorithm design.

There is also a monthly seminar programme in which leading experts present recent findings and introduce contemporary developments in the above and other areas.

The Department’s commitment to part-time, evening delivery (as an additional alternative to full-time delivery) is particularly attractive to those in employment wishing to gain a postgraduate qualification. This provision is rare among competing institutions and one that has been successfully delivered at Chester for many years.

How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered at our modern facilities at Thornton Science Park, which include a VR laboratory, high performance computing facility and cybersecurity laboratories.

You will be taught using a mixture of lectures, workshops, seminars and case studies.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place using roughly 30% exams and 70% coursework, although the precise ratio depends on module choices.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Computer Science